A Thrift Find and a Give Away Win. . .

Last Thursday I had a dentist appointment.   I decided to leave a little early and go by our local thrift shop.

Boy am I glad that I did!

In the collectors case I spied something that I have been loving on a few blogs for quite some time.  A set of red transferware dishes.

I already had just a couple of pieces, but seeing this set for $20 was almost too good to be true.


It was a pretty good sized set of just plates.  I thought it was kind of funny that there were no teacups.  The people who donated these must have wanted them.

I quickly washed them up and googled to find out a little about my new treasure.  I found that each dinner plate runs about $10.  Which is what I thought.  whoo-hoo did I score!



There were only three large plates, but plenty of smaller ones.


I put them on my living room shelf and plan on adding a few Christmas goodies nestled in amongst them soon.  There were actually 7 more small plates.  A few of them were chipped or badly stained.

I left a couple of my white teapots.  Not vintage, but sweet finds from Ross for $6.99


Look at my darling apron I won from Roxy at Living From Glory to Glory.


I planned on modeling it for you, but weird things are going on with this body lately. lol!

Yesterday I woke up with a sore eye and today it is all swollen.  A sty, darn it!  I guess I shouldn’t have been peeing in the road.  Hee-hee!  That’s what my family always said caused stys.

My living room couch will have to do the modeling for me. Perfect colors I might add.


Isn’t the fabric so cute?  Handmade with love from Roxy!



Thank you, thank you!

This post was featured at Home and Garden Thursday.  Thank you Kathy!

I also want to give a big thank you to Kathy from A Delightsome Life and Debra from Common Ground for featuring my Vintage Seed Box!



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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

FABULOUS find Jann...I love the way you have them displayed!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a wonderful find! You've found the perfect way to display your dishes, and your pretty new apron matches, too! I love the story behind your sty. hehe

Antiques And Teacups said...

First of all I LOVE the transferware...you really got a treasure! And your win was perfect! Love the teacup pattern. Hope your eye is recovering....

diane said...

Wow .... you certainly did score big time!!!! Good for you.
And that apron is absolutely lovely. My problem is that I wouldn't want to wear it for fear of getting it dirty LOL
Have a fun weekend!
diane @ aug's blog

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
You crack me up with the sty theory!!! Too funny! Hope that gets better. I love your win so cute and that fabric is adorable. What a great score on your new dishes too.

Debby said...

I like how you arranged the plates. What a great find. Also a great win.

farmhouse-story said...

hi jann,
the dishes were such a great find, and they look beautiful on your shelf:) roxy picked a charming fabric for your apron--and the sofa that is modeling the apron is adorable!

Jeannie Marie said...

Lucky you!!! What a pretty backdrop for a Christmas vignette!

Stacey said...

I'm so jealous of your plates! Never enough red transferware for me. :)

Your apron is so pretty and I love how you have it hanging on the glass doorknob.

sweetbriardreams said...

The plates are gorgeous, lovely colour, and look great on your shelf. Have a wonderful week xx

Gayle said...

Nice score Jann! I was in Alpine yesterday for a bridal shower yesterday and I stopped by the DI in American Fork. What a madhouse it was!is it always so busy at that store?

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jann... love your red transferware plates!... you know my hutch is filled with red and white china!... did you find those at your D.I.?... sometimes, when part of a set of something I buy there is missing, I go back several days later, and they have put them out... maybe you will find the cups???... your new apron is so pretty too... sorry about your stye... Jack is just getting over one... I always heard eye strain caused it too... xoxo Julie Marie

mimi_62 said...

I'm jealous! What a find. You go, girl.

The Old Parsonage said...

Sorry to hear about your sty! I always use a warm tea bag on them when I get them. SCORE on your new dishes - love the red perfect for Christmas!!!

And congrats on your new apron - it's darling, love the pattern!!


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

love those transferware plate and how you have arranged them! They will look great with some Christmas items and greenery tucked among them.
Hope your eye is better.

Bernideen said...

That is a darling apron and you will look darling wearing it! Love your new "old" plate display! Perfect - you should be excited!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Adorable apron Jan! Congrats.

Just love your shelf with the plates. The red looks great with your paint color, which is yummy!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, I love the plates you bought, so pretty and perfect for you shelf. Congrats on the apron win! Take care and enjoy your week and I hope you eye gets better soon. Julie

Unknown said...

Hi Jann, Love your new plates. I have some pieces that are blue and white from the same line. I love how they look so old. You did get a deal! :)


Art and Sand said...

Beautiful plates. I have been seeing so many similar plates in reds and browns on blogs. They are so lovely.

Hope your sty is gone soon. I used to get them all the time as a child.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the plates...great price you got on them! Love the apron...it is so pretty!! Hope your sty goes away soon.

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

Wow, what a score! I love them-they will look perfect for Christmas or Valentines. Clever display you did.

Jen said...

I was reading this post with my Monday morning coffee thinking, "Oh no fair, you DI rat..." and then, I hit this line "I planned on modeling it for you, but weird things are going on with this body lately. lol!" and spit coffee on the keyboard because gosh, I feel the same way. Then, I got to the part about you peeing in the road... lol
Thanks for the Monday morning laugh~!
*Your DI is bigger than my DI and that's just unfair!*
Have a Wonderful Week~!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love your dishes and how you displayed them, they will look great for Christmas! looking forward to it.
That apron is adorable!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So glad you found a great deal on the transferware, too! Love how you are displaying them. Darling apron! Lucky you!

lynne said...

I love your finds!!! My family is from England and I am always on the hunt for dishes from "the old country!" That apron is so cute!!

living from glory to glory said...

Dearest Jann,
I am so happy you liked your apron! And, I am glad you won:)
You are such a special treasure;
and I must say, those plates were charming! It really is fun finding such a beautiful bargain.
Blessings, Roxy

Rose L said...

Lovely way to display them! I adore the apron!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your apron is adorable, Jann; congratulations! I LOVE your red Masons plates! I adore red transferware and it is so difficult to find here. Nice display on the shelf too.


Karen said...

My Goodness Jann,
What an amazing bargain! I just love Mason's Vista and have managed to collect 8 place settings. It is so beautiful out at Christmas time. It looks so pretty on your shelf with the white teapots~ I have a collection of those too. We have the same taste in pretties! Have a great week! Karen

Cynthia said...

Jann what a great score on the dishes. I love transferware!! Love the way you displayed them.


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm really jealous here! Red and pink transferware is my favourite and it's hard to find in France. Your plates are gorgeous and I love the little bedded trim on this pattern.

Lulu said...

I don't know how so many of you are lucky enough to find such treasures at thrift shops. I go looking for same and am not so fortunate, but I'll keep looking!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

The plates are wonderful. Your new apron is so pretty.

Unknown said...

What a great find! I love vintage red transferware. they are so beautiful and fabulous price.
Hugs, Lynnie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I do LOVE those plates, Jann. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How can a person take your dishes seriously when you have them cracking up about peeing in the road??????:) :) :) :) :) :) :) !!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

You Lucky dog LOL
I have those same plates and always looking for bowls and a platter
I can't believe someone left them at a thrift shop
Oh I can find the plates for $20 platter $100's

Anonymous said...

Great deal on lovely plates, Jann. Peeing in the road - ha ha! Never heard that. I did hear recently that if you rub gold (like a gold ring) on the sty that makes it go away. Don't know if it works. Feel better - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the red transferware! What a sweet apron! Thanks for sharing at TTF this week!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a great find. Enjoyed your blog, I think maybe you were going to model an apron, I have that pattern in napkins.
Was always told not to pee on the side of the road too. Lived it when I read that. God bless....

Betty Stapleton said...

What a great find. Enjoyed your blog, I think maybe you were going to model an apron, I have that pattern in napkins.
Was always told not to pee on the side of the road too. Lived it when I read that. God bless....

Betty Stapleton said...

What a great find. Enjoyed your blog, I think maybe you were going to model an apron, I have that pattern in napkins.
Was always told not to pee on the side of the road too. Lived it when I read that. God bless....

Anonymous said...

Usually the cups are the first to break which is probably why there aren't any to go with your plates. I too collect red transferware, and if you find them, grab them. Love the way you displayed them.

Kathy said...

Awesome thrifty find Jann - doing a happy dance for you - the apron is lovely - I am delighted to share that your post wil be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday- I do appreciate you sharing,